This is the Riot for the month of September 2011. Our numbers were pretty stable here on the ole homestead. Mostly just the 3 of us. Our first year’s averages were calculatedÂ here, our second year’s averages can be foundÂ here. Edson fixed the calculator! Gasoline. Â Calculated per person. A trip to DC in it for DH, […]
On Monday evening there was an interesting meeting in my town, about a small wooded piece near a local pond that is under threat of the bulldozer and development. I wanted to go and hear what it was all about, meet the people organizing against it happening. Hear the arguments on the other side… But […]
That question isÂ easier to answer:Â 8 became 20 became 45 became 1500. On the Walk to Walden, 7 humans and 1 horse. As we walked in the humid, mosquito-filled 80F weather, through Wayland, Lincoln and Concord, more joined. By the time we reached there were about 20 of us, and at Walden Pond we met up […]
Tomorrow is the big Moving Planet Rally, at 3:50 pm (!) Â in Boston. Transition Wayland is leading the Walk to Walden in the morning. Â For Â the local event, the Walk, we did big (local) publicity and emailed hundreds of people, communities and organizations in town. We built and painted sandwich boards that went up at […]
Dear friends, I hope this email finds you well and that your Summer/Winter was as fruitful as mine. I even have a perfect ending for it: a rally for a better future! On Saturday 24 September people all over the world will come together in a global event called Moving Planet. Our presence will send […]
I’m at my desk, not working, in the warming sun – wearing a sweater again – enjoying a coffee and listening to Bach’s Matthew Passion (Emma Kirkby soprano) after what must be years, that particular piece of music, not the rest. Though, honestly, it feels like years since I’ve sat here not frantically writing emails, […]
Huzzah!Â Edson fixed the Riot calculator! Join the Riot for Austerity facebook group for wonderful discussions and support. I’ve been away, in a sense. Will try to update soon with the many many wonderful things that are happening with Transition and the Green Team in Wayland, our solar array, garden, etc. Â Promise!
We’re back. On Sunday, Irene knocked down a couple of trees on our block, which mostly missed people, houses and cars, but got hung up on the electricity cables. Power was restored yesterday, after four days. More on that, later. First: This is the Riot for the month of August 2011. August saw ebbs and […]